Hip hop is a very energetic form of dancing. It is unique in that it allows its dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities. Hip hop is developed from several cultures, including jazz, rock, tap and American and Latino cultures. The hip hop culture is influenced by the following four elements:
B-boys and B-girls (breaker boys and girls)
Hip-hop dance is a broad category and it incorporates dances from African-American and Latino communities. It started with uprock and then top rock and breaking where each person takes turns dancing. Then came the break beat in which is a musical interlude of a song that has been looped over and over again.
B-boy and B-girl dance to the break of a record. Further influenced by martial arts and gymnastics, breaking went from being a purely upright dance style toprock only to becoming more floor-oriented.
Dance like dancers you see on MTV and music videos. hip hop and breakdancing !!
Hip hop dance steps have become pervasive in our culture. If you haven't learned the moves, you're missing out!
Hip Hop Instructor
Ms. Ola is a Professional Performer, Visual Artist, Choreographer, and member of AEA (Actors Equity Assoc). She grew up in Maryland and during her college years, landed major roles such as "Anita" in West Side Story, "Rosie" in Bye Bye Birdie, "Timoune" in Once On This Island, "Diana Morales" in A Chorus Line, "The Witch" in Into The Woods as well as many "Featured Dancer" Roles and assisted in choreographing shows. After college she went on to perform in National.